Asian Games 2018 countdown: Sheik Farhan (silat)

Asian Games: Focused silat fighter Sheik Farhan sees no value in playing 2nd fiddle

High expectations of himself spur world champion on as he pushes to the limit and to the very last second

Three rounds of silat. Two minutes per round. Six minutes in total. Three hundred and sixty seconds. Out of which 355 seconds have passed in the final.

And Sheik Farhan is still losing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 16, 2018, with the headline 'Focused fighter sees no value in playing 2nd fiddle'. Print Edition | Subscribe